Visual Processing Impairment II: Evaluation and Intervention for Adult Acquired Brain Injury

Date: October 9-11, 2020
Intended audience: OT, COTA who have attended and completed Visual Processing I. 
PT/PTA welcome to attend (Must have completed Part I), however the course will not be submitted to ASHA for registration. 
Will not be submitted to the MN Board of PT for approved credits.  
of PT for approved credits.  You will receive a certificated of course completion. 
Check in Time: 8:00-8:30 Check in and Continental Breakfast 
Course Time: 8:30-4:00 PM Friday and Saturday 8:30-2:30 Sunday
Location: M Health Fairview Southdale
6401 France Avenue S. Edina, MN 55435
International Room A and B
Contact Hours: 18.0 
This course will be submitted for AOTA approved credits.
Course Fee: $495.00
Course intended to be completed in full.  If you need to arrive late or leave early the CE department must be notified before course takes place for contact hours to be adjusted.
 
Group Discounts: 

If three people from the same organization register for a course, each person will receive a 10% discount. Four or more registered will receive a 15% discount. Please email or call ahead of time with the names of the people who will be registering as a group, [email protected] or 612-672-5607.

Course Description:

 A continuation of the Part One course, this intensive, interactive course hones the participant’s clinical reasoning skills in selecting the best OT assessments and interventions for adults with visual processing impairment from acquired brain injury due to stroke, traumatic brain injury, and degenerative neurological diseases.
Course participates will:

  • Complete experiential activities to develop greater insight into how vision impairment limits occupational performance.
  • Work through case studies of clients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson disease and Alzheimer dementia to gain practice in selecting the most appropriate assessments and design the most effective interventions.
  • Analyze videos of client performance to learn to identify behaviors that indicate the presence of specific types of vision impairment.
  • Complete hands on practice to learn how to administer assessments to measure acuity, visual field and oculomotor function.
  • Practice interpreting and documenting assessment results in a way that provides a clear picture of the client’s limitations in vision performance and strong justification for occupational therapy intervention.

Speaker:

 Mary Warren PhD, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and instructor in the Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation Dr. Warren developed the Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation at UAB and served as its program director and as Co-Director of the UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation before retiring in 2018. She continues to teach in the certificate program. Dr. Warren lectures extensively on vision rehabilitation for persons with age-related eye disease, and vision impairment from adult acquired brain injury and is an internationally recognized authority in this area. Dr. Warren is the author of the Brain Injury Visual Assessment Battery for Adults (biVABA), co-editor of the textbook: Occupational Therapy Interventions for Adults with Low Vision and has contributed chapters to several rehabilitation textbooks including "Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction." In addition, Dr. Warren chaired the AOTA panel that developed specialty certification in low vision rehabilitation (SCLV). She was named a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association in 2006 for her work in vision rehabilitation. Among her many honors, she received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Envision Foundation and the Presidents Award for Excellence in Teaching from the UAB School of Health Professions. 

Objectives:

  • Select appropriate assessments to screen for visual impairment in adult clients with acquired brain injury.
  • Use appropriate procedures and protocols to administer assessments to measure visual acuity, visual field integrity, oculomotor function and visual attention.
  • Accurately interpret results of visual field, visual attention, visual acuity and oculomotor assessments.
  • Document assessment results to clearly describe the client’s limitations and provide a strong justification for occupational therapy intervention.
  • Select and design evidence-based, effective interventions to address occupational limitations caused by visual processing impairment and maximize the client’s ability to complete daily occupations.

Agenda:

Day One:

8:00-8:30 AM Check in and Continental Breakfast

8:30-10:00 AM  framework guiding evaluation and intervention

10:00-10:15 AM Self-directed learning experience (Break)

10:15-11:45 AM Screening and intervention for deficiencies in focusing and acuity

11:45-12:45 PM Lunch ( on your own) 

12:45-2:15 PM Focusing and acuity ( continued)

2:15-2:30 PM Self-directed learning experience 

2:30-4:00 PM Screening and intervention for oculomotor impairment

Day Two:

8:00-8:30 AM Check in and Continental Breakfast

8:30-10:00 AM Oculomotor impairment ( continued)

10:00-10:15 AM Self-directed learning experience (Break)

10:15-11:45 AM Oculomotor impairment ( continued)

11:45-12:45 PM Lunch ( on your own)

12:45-2:15 PM Screening and intervention for visual field deficit

2:15-2:30 PM Self-directed learning experience 

2:30-4:00 PM Visual field deficits ( continued)

Day Three:

8:00-8:30 Check in and Continental Breakfast

8:30-10:00 AM Screening and intervention for hemi-inattention and neglect

10:00-10:15 AM Self-directed learning experience 

10:15-11:45 AM Hemi-inattention and neglect ( continued)

11:45-12:45 PM Lunch ( on your own)

12:45-2:30 PM Hemi-inattention and neglect ( continued)

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